Sunday, November 22, 2009

Free Christmas Chart

Here it is! My free "Merry Christmas" chart is available as a pdf to you. If you would like a copy of the chart, please leave me a comment with your email address or send me an email (my email address is on my profile).
I finished the piece as a flatfold - I just love this type of finish - it makes it so easy to display seasonal smalls.
The backing fabric is a beautiful Moda red swirl - perfect for Christmas finishing! Unfortunately you can't see the colour accurately on this pic - it is actually a very deep red - not a dark orange as it appears here!
Hope you have a good week and Happy Stitching!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Christmas Ornament Finish and a RAK

Long time no blogging! I have not had much stitching time these past two weeks, but at least I have a small finish to show you. It is the "Russian Christmas Doll" by Sofia of GPA.

I replaced the recommended threads with DMC stranded cotton and Madeira Metallic Gold. This was such a fun stitch - I have always wanted to stitch a Russian Doll , so a Russian Doll Christmas Ornament was a real treat!
I have made a little progress on Prairie Schooler's "Winter Winds" and still hope to finish it in time for Christmas - it is also a fun stitch!
I was lucky enough to receive this RAK from a friend. It is 32 ct Harvest Beige Minster Linen. It is so beautiful - I need to find something to stitch on it!

I hope to have another free chart available later in the week. It is a small Christmas design that can be finished as an ornament or flatfold. Here is a sneak peek....

That's it for now - have a great week and Happy Stitching!

Monday, November 2, 2009

A New Start!

The start of a new week and a new month! Firstly, thank you to everyone for the kind birthday wishes - I had a lovely day!

Now, it's confession time - I stopped working on the Linda Gillum Christmas Stocking. I was very eager to finish it for Christmas, but as soon as I started stitching, I remembered why I stopped working on it the previous time! Beautiful as it may be, it is extremely tedious stitching with many fractional stitches, so the picture takes a long time to 'develop'.

So, there was only one way to get my stitching mojo back - a new start! It is 'Winter Wind' by The Prairie Schooler. It is not really a Christmas sampler, but with the theme and colours it is close enough! It should be a quick stitch - I hope :)
Here you can see how little progress I made on the Christmas Stocking - I didn't even feel like finishing the bear and he's such a cute fellow. I still love the design, so I'll probably work on it again - maybe during the year when it's not so close to Christmas.
That's it for now - hope to have more to show you next time :)
Enjoy the week and Happy Stitching!